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Edit  Amatuka
believe that it is so; expect that it is so; it is supposed to be so
I expected him to come, but ...
Edit  Amatuka
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Mrs Tanaka is not supposed to leave the ill child alone at home.
Edit  #5374 dc
It was supposed to be easy, but the test proved to be unexpectedly difficult.
Edit  #583 bamboo4
That cannot be.
Edit  #3189 dc, bamboo4
I expect that book to be expensive.
Edit  #8053 lenzras
I found the letter I though I had sent to Mr. Yamaguchi on the floor.
Edit  #8054 lenzras
He was supposed to be there at 8 o'clock and he didn't show up till ten.
Edit  #442 Amatuka
It's not likely he will come
Edit  #3263 dc
he was supposed to be here
Edit  #3298 dc
it is certain that he was here
Edit  #3299 dc
it is certain he will come
Edit  #3300 dc, bamboo4
The longest day must have an end.
Edit  #5362 dc
There cannot be some more tea in the pot.
Edit  #5363 dc
If the car is gone, he can't be at the office.
Edit  #5365 dc
Ann cannot be playing the piano.
Edit  #5366 dc
Carl cannot have been a model student.
Edit  #5367 dc
Jane cannot have said such a thing.
Edit  #5368 dc
Such an honest man as John cannot have told a lie.
Edit  #5369 dc
John should be here any minute now.
Edit  #5370 dc
John can not be living in London now.
Edit  #5371 dc
The bus should be coming soon.
Edit  #5372 dc
The rocket ought to have reached the moon by now.
Edit  #5373 dc
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